There can be no denying it--Green is HOT, and it's only going to get hotter! According to the US Green Building Council (USGBC), www.usgbc.org, the overall greenbuilding market in 2009 was estimated to be between $36 and $49 billion dollars--in excess of 15% of the total non-residential market. Projections have this number doubling by 2013.
At Aegis Metal Framing, we have borne witness to the dramatic increase in sustainable construction throughout the US. Just two years ago we were processing perhaps 4 or 5 requests for LEED project support documents each month. This past June, we processed nearly 50 requests--despite one of the worst non-residential construction markets on record!
Aegis remains fully committed to supporting sustainable construction and environmental stewardship. Here are just a few of the steps we have taken over the past year or so to support greenbuilidng on a national and regional level, as well as reduce our "corporate carbon footprint":
- Exhibited in the 2009 Green Build Expo in Phoenix, and will exhibit in the 2010 Expo in Chicago—come visit us! Aegis is the only cold formed truss company to exhibit in every Greenbuild since 2006.
- As part of our Aegis University series of educational webinars, conducted Greenbuilding/LEED session in conjunction with Emily Andrews, LEED AP and Executive Director of the St. Louis Regional Chapter of the USGBC.
- Continue to source our coiled steel predominantly from suppliers utilizing Electric Arc Furnaces (THE highest scrap content steel making process).
- Receive all coiled steel via barge transport—10 times more fuel efficient than trucking
- Recycle 100% of manufacturing scrap and office materials.
- Utilize recycled paper and soy-based ink for all printed promotional materials
- Dramatically reduced total paper consumption by migrating to electronic communication for vast majority of internal and external correspondence and engineering documents
Please visit us at Building Green with Recycled Steel to learn more about Aegis' ongoing commitment to sustainable construction.